Annual Maytober Online Auction!

2023 Maytober Sale – Donors & Buyers Sought!

Help us build new Shelter In Place, Concessions, and Bathroom on the South End!

Visit Smith Sales by clicking on the flyer at right and register to bid.

We are writing to update you on our progress and to ask for your continued support. Based on the success of the last three Maytober Sales and thanks to the continued generosity of Jody Close, President, Smith Auctions LLC, we are announcing our fourth annual Maytober Sale. Donated items will be either incorporated into the October cycle of Smith auctions (equipment - sporting goods & firearms – house hold, collectibles & art) or put into a separate Maytober Sale closing November 1st  (equine, entertainment & services). 100% of the sale price on donated items will go to Friends of the St. Croix County Fairgrounds.

Many of you are aware of “Renovations for the Generations”, a comprehensive capital fund drive to update and improve the Fairgrounds for generations to come. Many businesses and individuals have consistently supported our annual fund raising events for which are very grateful.

The total scope of the capital fund drive includes the dairy complex, horse barn(s), a livestock facility and a four season, multi-purpose building. A key objective of the Renovations Project is to ensure continued vibrant support of the County’s rich agricultural fair heritage which dates back to the first Intercounty Fair held in 1910. Thanks to the great support of our county community, much has been done – much remains to be done. 

The latest project, the Tiffany Creek Shelter will incorporate ADA compliant toilets and showers into a solid concrete modular building manufactured by Huffcutt Concrete, Chippewa Falls.  Although not a storm shelter, the solid concrete construction will provide a haven for 225 to 250 youth during severe weather events. The combination of ADA compliant rest rooms and a storm resistant structure will be a significant improvement.  Thanks to the Fair, Rodeo and Friends, we have 50% of the $600,000 budget raised allowing proceeding on construction for the 2024 Fair.   Our 2023 stretch goal is to raise $30-$50,000 towards paying down the $300,000 loan necessary to fully fund the project.

Please consider making a donation/consigned item that can be sold at this year’s Maytober Sale and signing up to be a buyer.

Thank you for considering our project, all of us working together can make great things happen!